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Absa Group recognizes the legacy of the past and the need to address inequalities in our country. As a responsible corporate citizen, we are fully supportive of land policy and legislation that fulfils the intent of our Constitution and address the need for land among many South Africans. Our position is that this must be done in a manner that balances the needs of current and future private land owners... Communities, beneficiaries, government, the financial sector as well as its stakeholders. Absa has therefore identified five key areas through which it can make a meaningful contribution towards a sustainable land reform agenda.

Absa Group Limited today announces the appointment of Charles Russon as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corporate and Investment Banking, and Paul O’Flaherty as Chief Executive: Engineering Services.

Barclays Africa Group Ltd shareholders today approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited in July, setting in motion the start of one of the largest re-brand projects in Africa at this time.

Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position, supported by strong financial market infrastructure and a robust legal framework. However, South Africa’s macroeconomic performance has deteriorated over the past year.

Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the continent’s growing economies.

We have secured debt financing worth R50 billion for 33 renewable energy projects as part of the South African Department of Energy’s latest bidding round under the renewable energy independent power producer programme (REIPPP).

Absa Group Limited reported an increase in earnings, revenue and dividend for the first half of 2018 today. The group reported its first set of financial results as `Absa Group’ after being renamed on 11 July this year as it separates from the international Barclays PLC group.

This year we announced that we will award over 3000 scholarships across 12 countries as part of our continued commitment to education. We will also provide scholarships to 50 of the Mandela 100 Scholars to attend the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda.

Absa Group Limited today reported good progress in positioning to deliver on the new corporate strategy it launched in March 2018. The group, previously known as Barclays Africa Group, reiterated its goal to double its share of banking revenues in Africa to 12%.

Our commitment to youth through education and skills development is part of our social promise to be an active force for good across all communities in which we operate. Education and Skills Development has been a key pillar of our active citizenship.